Sunday, August 21, 2011

A 60 day slap on the wrist

If you or I had stolen $300k from our employer, we would be looking at 10 years in prison. That’s not the case if you are a Catholic priest and are granted the gift of Christian privilege. Rev. John Regan stole $300k and was sentenced to 60 days in jail, plus community service. He also has to make restitution to the church, which we all know will never happen, even though a diocese spokesman says Regan had reimbursed the parish for the full loss. How much does a priest make these days?  Answer – as much as he can lift from the collection plate.